Burnham-&-BerrowIf like me you’re a member of a golf club, miles from the coast, happy with your lot, but every now and again feel the urge to test your skills on a different type of golf course, then there are a few options worth considering this summer.

You could stump up a wedge of your hard earned cash and fly off to exotic pastures new to sample the best golf has to offer. There are the seaside courses in the States such as Pebble Beach, Whistling Straits and Bandon Dunes; the desert courses of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the impossibly exotic courses of the tropics such as Le Touessrok in Mauritius or Sandy Lane in Barbados. As an ardent golfer myself I couldn’t criticise anyone opting for a an extended break to any of these fantastic locations but in my opinion there is a lot to be said for a weekend of exploring the seaside delights of the UK & Ireland. After all, why jet to the other side of the world when you have the world’s best, classical links courses right on your doorstep? More >